Category: Parenting

The Last Year

I’ve now been a mother for seven years, seven years this month. I have been at home for seven years. It sounds a long time when I say that, but it has absolutely flown by and I’m not too sure where the time has gone. The kids are at that …

The Truth About Toileting Accidents and Bedwetting

It’s not an exciting subject and it’s one that’s rarely talked about, yet it affects so many of our children. As parents we talk about whether our kids are sleeping, eating properly, developing, but not very often about post potty training accidents or bedwetting. So I’m going to talk about …

Happy 7th Birthday, Boo

Today my beautiful girl is seven years old. Seven! I vividly remember the moment that she entered the world, calm in the water and just so utterly perfect. She was an active baby, an active toddler and as ages 3, 4, 5 and 6 have seen her remain active, I’m …

Happy 4th Birthday, Little Man

My Little Man is 4 years old today. I can hardly believe it! I thought Boo had grown up quickly, but Little Man’s years seem to be flying by. Four years ago today, Little Man made his way into the world by way of a planned cesarean section. He was …

Just 3 Days

Just 3 days. That’s all it would have taken for things to be looking quite different around here now. My Little Man was born on the 3rd September. He will be four years old in a couple of weeks time and is so looking forward to his birthday, his Avengers birthday …

Swimming with SwimFin

My son is three years old and we’ve yet to really do any swimming with him. He’s been in the pool on odd occasions like holidays, but that’s about it. I’m not overly concerned as my daughter didn’t start her swimming lessons until shortly after she started school and is …

School Days

A couple of weeks ago I took part in a campaign about first day school memories over on the Asda Life and Style blog, and it got me thinking about my school days. My school days were, on the whole, happy ones. I enjoyed going, learning, playing with friends and …

We’re DryNites Ambassadors

I’m very happy to share that this year I’ll be working with DryNites®, bringing you advice and sharing our own experiences. DryNites® pyjama pants offer discreet, age-appropriate protection for your child to help them feel as grown-up at night as they do during the day. DryNites® pyjama pants are super …

When Do They Stop Running?

When do they stop running? I was musing on this the other day. At what point in my kids’ childhood will they stop running? My daughter, at 6, runs everywhere. Why walk back in from the garden when you can run? Why walk upstairs to get dressed when you can …

My Son, the Pathological Liar…

My son is 3 years old. And he lies. A lot. Is this normal, I muse to myself? I suppose one person’s normal is another person’s strange. I know that my daughter wasn’t like this at his age. She’d much rather tell the truth and fight it out with me. …

At the Start of My Day

At the start of my day I am awoken by a small person. The actual small person that wakes me varies, it might be 3 years old, it might be 6 years old. Some days I smile, feeling ready to start the day, my brain immediately kicking into gear and …

Helpful Advice for Parents of School Starters

With school places announced last week, I thought it would be useful to draw on the wisdom of top parent bloggers and have them share with us their advice for those parents who will soon have school starters. It is a scary time for many of us, as we wonder …

Settling a Reluctant 3 Year Old in at Nursery

My 3 year old son has just started going to nursery. It hasn’t been an easy transition for either of us. A few years back, my daughter rocked up for her nursery settling in session, at the same age as my son is now, and ran off to explore her new …

A Letter to Parents of Soon-To-Be School Children

It’s that time of year when settling-in sessions are taking place to prepare children starting in Reception this September. I can’t believe it was a whole year ago that this was us, it’s gone by so very quickly. I got very emotional in the run-up to her starting school, though Boo …

A Letter to My Children on Managing Money

My children are a long way off managing their own money. They have got both savings accounts and long-term savings plans, that were set up for each of them within a couple of weeks of their births. I’m pleased we’ve sorted those for them, as by starting really early, small …

Has Social Media Turned Us Into Judgy Parents?

OK, so if you read the title, and thought ‘I was always judgy’ then yeah, social media hasn’t affected you. I just have a feeling that with the huge surge in blogging and social media, otherwise non-judgemental folk might be morphing into judgy monster parents. Parenting is a huge deal, of …

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